Surrey & SW London branch

Colley Hill, Surrey

Species to look out for


For general records, please use iRecord
email Excel spreadsheet to Harry Clarke

Please see our four recording pages

1 Recording Guide
2 Champions
: could you champion a square or species?
3 Transects: citizen science in Surrey
: record for just one hour, twice a year!


Butterflies In The Glasshouse

Saturday 17th January to Sunday 8th March 2015, 10.00am-4.30pm

RHS Garden Wisley: booking online recommended for weekends and half-term (Feb 16-20)

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Recently added

Jan: Must-see video: Secret Life of the Brown Hairstreak 

DecHemeroplanes Triptolemusmoth caterpillar in Peru that mimics a snake

NovComma life cycle: video by Cathy Clarke (Egham)

NovSurrey butterfliesvideos by Philip Wright (Hersham)

Our branch

Surrey logoIf you join BC and live in Surrey & SW London
you are automatically a member of our branch, which was created in 1995 from the old London branch. Membership reached 1,000 in Oct 2014.

Benefits include
•40+ field trips
•New Members' Day
•Members' Day: Dorking in November
Skipper magazine: March & October

Surrey ReserveOaken Wood
To join a work party, please contact Malcolm Bridge

Species to look out for (above)
Scroll photos to see Surrey's 41 regular butterflies. Click image to reveal full details, life cycle photos and video.

Websites from Sep 2014

Surrey easyfundraising

Raise money for the branch when you shop online – at no extra cost.
1 Create an easyfundraising account
2 Nominate as your chosen charity: Butterfly Conservation – Surrey & SW London branchThank you

Surrey news

To email interesting sightings, photos or other news, please click HERE

Feb 23-Mar 1: Butterflies in the Glasshouse, RHS Garden Wisley. Meet our BRANCH TEAM and see our display, 10am-3pm, on the right just before the entrance to the heated butterfly area.

Jan 1, Bookham Common: 20 Brown Hairstreak eggs found by eight recorders in two hours

Dec: UKBMS 2013 report available to download

David GradidgeNov 22: David Gradidge receives painting of Small Blues from artist Helen Kelly in recognition of his service as Membership Sec (2005-14) & Treasurer (1995-2013)

Nov 22: Mrs Alex Potts (Dockenfield) wins Members' Day Photo Show with a Small Copper covered in morning dew

Malcolm BridgeNov 15: Congratulations to Malcolm Bridge, Oaken Wood Manager since 2003 and County Recorder 2001-13, who received an Outstanding Volunteer award at BC's National Members’ Day

Sep 22White Admiral 2nd brood

Photo by Gay Carr in her Roehampton garden, SW15

Sep 15: Big Butterfly Count 2014 result;
ITV video clip (1m50s in)

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Surrey Skipper

County Atlas

Surrey AtlasPublished 2013. £16 (+ p&p) from

Also available:
Larger Moths of Surrey
Smaller Moths of Surrey